Monday, September 05, 2022

Beech 36 Bonanza, N7835R: Accident occurred September 05, 2022 at Tupelo Regional Airport (KTUP), Lee County, Mississippi

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Otterstrom, Kevin

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Shimkus Aviation LLC


Location: Tupelo, Mississippi
Accident Number: CEN22LA407
Date and Time: September 5, 2022, 17:05 Local
Registration: N7835R
Aircraft: Beech 36 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N7835R
Model/Series: 36 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tupelo , MS (KTUP)
Destination: Tupelo, MS

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.269,-88.7698 (est)

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Date: 05-SEP-22
Time: 22:05:00Z
Regis#: N7835R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TUPELO
State: MISSISSIPPI







TUPELO, Mississippi • Emergency crews responded to a plane crash at the Tupelo Regional Airport on Monday evening.

According to Tupelo Police spokesman Major Charles "Chuck" McDougald, preliminary information is that a small plane "ran off a runway or taxiway." There were no injuries reported.

Fire Chief Kelly Elliot said the plane was landing when it crashed.

"Appears the guy may have forgot to put his landing gear down. He is appears to be OK but is getting checked out," Elliot said.

Emergency crews could be seen spraying the plane at approximately 5 p.m.

According to FAA registration information, the plane is a Beech 36 Bonanza owned by Shimkus Aviation, LLC, out of Leland. Wayne Anthony Shimkus and Keron Jean Shimkus are listed as the owners of the aviation company. As of 6 p.m. Monday night, the pilot's name had not been made public.

The incident comes two days after a Shannon man stole a plane from the airport and threatened to crash it into the West Main Street Walmart. After four-and-a-half hours, the suspect, Cory Patterson, crash landed the plane in a field in rural Tippah County. No one was injured in the incident.

Patterson faces state charges of grand larceny and making terrorist threats. The FBI is considering federal charges. A judge denied bond for Patterson on Sunday.

4 comments:

  1. It appears that the landing gear was down and the nose wheel collapsed
    Nice plane !

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  2. Is this the same airplane from the show "Columbo - Ransom for a Dead Man"?

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  3. Same N numbers, different color.
    https://impdb.org/index.php?title=Columbo

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